Monday, February 6, 2012
In my spare time, while lounging,
I helped to produce a webinar that was recorded in January with Project Access and The Epilepsy Foundation of America. Using Technology to Communicate with Your Developmentally Disabled Child ** features my friend and colleague, Jennifer Bertram (the mother of a child with both autism and epilepsy) and Cindy Cottier, an extraordinary speech pathologist who specializes in augmentative communication technology here in southern California. Jennifer and I share our personal stories and successes with Cindy, who provides an in-depth view of various communication tools and explains how the iPad, in particular, is used as a communication tool for children and youth with developmental disabilities. There are wonderful resource pages and tips on portability and hardware. You can listen to the pre-recorded webinar by clicking this link (there is no need to pre-register, and it's free!):
On February 14th, we will host a live Question and Answer session -- Cindy, Jennifer and yours truly. The Q&A is also free, but you do have to pre-register. Here's the link to do so with information:
Finally, Julia Roberts (not THE Julia Roberts, but a far more interesting one!) has been kind enough to help spread the news on her wonderful website SupportforSpecialNeeds.com . You can access the webinar and the Q&A links there as well!
Finally, please share this information with as many people as you can who might benefit. I would so appreciate that -- and will allow you some time on my couch with homemade bonbons if you do so.
** I apologize for the less than stellar sound quality of the recording. Project Access is working on improving the link, and hopefully it will be soon.